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Indianoor Ganapathy Temple Near Kottakkal

Indianoor Ganapathy temple is located at Indianoor near Kottakkal in Malappuram district, Kerala. The main deities worshipped in the temple are Vishnu and Shiva. But the temple is famous for the picture of Ganapathy on the south wall of the sanctum sanctorum of Shiva. This Ganapathy is more important than murtis of Vishnu and Shiva. Vinayaka Chaturthi is the most important festival in the temple.

Shiva and Vishnu faces west in the sanctum sanctorum. The Shivling worshipped in the temple is of swayambhu sankalpam.

Apart from Ganapathy, the other Upa Devata in the temple is Sastha.

The belief is that the prathishta in the temple happened after Naranathu Bhranthan spat on the spot.

Although the temple is in a single compound, the shrine of Shiva is in Achupradesham and that Vishnu is in Indianoordesham. Due to this reason, the temple is also known as Irudeshathambalam.

There are two pujas daily in the temple. The main offering to Ganapathi is Ottayappam.

As per history, the Vishnu temple was managed by Puthoor Namboothiri and the Shiva temple by Appakulam Sharadi. The temple was later managed by a Samoothiri. The temple later came under the control of Kottakal Kizhake Kovilakam.

Now the temple is managed by a committee of citizens of the area.